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The Musician's Business and Legal Guide 4th Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0136055853
ISBN-10: 0136055850
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Women, don't let your talents get ripped off! Get educated about the music biz with this one. "In one way or another, music benefits everyone in our society." Well put, and if you're a serious musical writer, performer or producer, you'll want to put this comprehensive legal guide on your reference shelf. It's full of information on managers, unions, contracts, publishing and royalties that may save you thousands of dollars and big headaches. Too many musicians never see the fruits of their labors. This is more than an ounce of prevention. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by Lenore Troia

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Musicians' awareness of their legal rights helps protect the free expression of political and social ideas as well as musicians themselves.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Trade; 4th edition (February 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136055850
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136055853
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,757,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Stephen A. Freund on September 6, 2008
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This book is an absolute must have for musicians. It is a "how-to" manual for musicians. I STRONLY advice never signing any contract or enter into any deal, as a musician, until you have read this book!!!!! It has saved my @$&@ more than once. Whether you are just playing gigs at bars and clubs, recording at home, or trying to go big, this book can be used as a stand alone road map. I have been using the first edition since the early 90's and just decided to purchase the 4th. This version is even better than the first because now it has been updated for the digital age. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. One browse through its pages and you will quickly realize the gem you hold in you hands. I must sound like a spoke person for the book, but I really believe in its value.
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As an instructor of a Music Industry class at the University of Oregon, I highly recommend this book for the chapter on the recording contract alone. The publisher sent me a copy for consideration to use in class. While I currently use the Brabec book I do tell my students about the Biz and Legal Guide. Should I ever expand the class I will certainly require it. Meanwhile, I can at least give it a good review.
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One of the Holy Trinity of the music business books, along with This Business of Music and Donald Passman's Everything You...

If you buy nothing else, buy these 3 books.
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I just received this book today, and I haven't been able to put it down. My brain is swelling with all of the amazing, and comprehensive information I've already taken in. My band is getting close to releasing our first album, and quite honestly, I wish I would have stumbled upon this book months ago so we'd have all of our "legal ducks in a row" before publishing. However, I'm still psyched to have it now. Great purchase!
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The book is pretty much all-inclusive. It covers everything form fund-raising to copyrights and more. The attorney who wrote the book is apparently based in California because all of the examples of law are from there. Even so, the book is worth the money.
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Thank you for the speedy service. This was a little more worn than I was hoping. The add did say used. Unfortunately my instructor decided to use a different book. Still a good reference to have around.
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